Data visualization can be a great way to drive numbers home and give them a visual weight mere statistics don't have. At least, that's what happens when they make sense. Sometimes visualizations are downright dumb and just make things worse. Like these, for instance.

WTF Visualizations has been curating a lovely collection of infographic excerpts that represent the absolute nadir of the form. And while things like this might be pretty horrifying to find in the wild, we can have a good laugh about them here. A good, horrified laugh. Here are a few of our favorites.

You can check out even more (from the past and in the future) over at WTF Visualizations. [WTF Visualizations via Hacker News]